Is natural hair attractive? Afrocenchix panel discussion, featuring Elliott Rae, on Tuesday 13th February

Since creating MFF, hair – and more specifically afro hair, has become an unexpected focus point. Before I became a father I never really put too much consideration into woman’s hair; how it’s managed, looked at and perceived. But since having my daughter and looking Read More …

Philip Robinson’s ‘Nia and the Kingdom of Celebration’ – book review by Saffa Kallon

My first impression of the book Nia and the Kingdom of Celebration, just looking at the cover, was that it was a brightly coloured book that looked very well illustrated centred around children and the lead character would be a young girl of what seemed Read More …

How reading bedtime stories led me to writing diverse stories – by Philip Robinson

A father’s journey from bedtime story reader to writer of diverse stories Becoming a father for the first time readjusted my understanding of beauty. I adored my daughter from first sight. She had my eyes and general countenance, obvious from an early age, but her Read More …

The Good The Dad and The Ugly Podcast features MFF founder, Elliott Rae

There aren’t many podcasts dedicated to fatherhood so when I was invited on to The Good The Dad and The Ugly podcast I was excited to be part of something so unique. The Good The Dad and The Ugly is hosted by new dads Jamie and Read More …

When someone makes a video about your story #MindBlown – By Elliott Rae

This is one of my most proudest achievements of my life. For a respected organisation to make a video of your story and the platform you have created is truly humbling. musicfootballfatherhood.com was created to provide a community for dads to share experiences and advice Read More …

MFF writer, Jermaine Smith, features in CBeebies videos celebrating fatherhood

Stella and I were both excited/nervous as we travelled up to Manchester to film dads and their daughters for Cbeebies Black History Month celebrations. It was the longest we’d travelled alone together without my wife or son. They had planned to come but a vomiting Read More …

We Independent, baby! A message from our founder, Elliott Rae

As I’m sure you know by now, I wrote a piece in The Independent that was published on Monday 10th July. The piece was all about my experience at mid-week baby groups and the overall lack of representation of black fathers in the media. The Read More …